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Jul 15, 2012 7:00pm EDT
fares talked with just one network, just one, and that was cnn. here's ivan watson in doha, qatar. >> reporter: nawaf al fares was syria's man in baghdad for nearly four years that is, until a few days ago when he suddenly announced his defection. >> what prompted you to say i've had it. i don't want to work with this government anymore. >> translator: i served sirtian regime for 34 years, but after what happened in the holy revolution, all of the killing, the massacres and the refugees, i don't see how anyone can remain silent so i decided to end my relationship with this regime. >> fares has long been one of the trusted lieutenants, an insider who knows how the syrian government works. >> reporter: who is making the decisions in damascus right now? >> translator: the regime in syria is a totalitarian regime and a dictatorship. there is only one person who gives the orders. that person is the president. >> reporter: in his first interview with the u.s. news organization since his defection fares rejected syrian government claims that the syrian rebels are al qaeda terrorists. ins
CNN
Jul 25, 2012 1:00pm PDT
enforcement official briefed on the investigation tells cnn police and the fbi have discovered a package in the university of colorado mail room that appears to have been mailed by the suspected shooter, james holmes. cnn's ed lavandera is in aurora for us. ed, what do we know about this package? >> reporter: well, we're still trying to gather information on what exactly is inside that package, wolf. but as you mentioned that law enforcement official telling cnn that on monday police and fbi discovered a package that was apparent apparently sent by james holmes, the 24-year-old suspected gunman. now it's unclear obviously if this package was indeed sent by him, it was clearly sent before he was taken into custody. it arrived at some point on monday at the university mail room. we've also been told by hospital officials over the last couple of days this is something we've been monitoring for some time that there were two packages that were suspicious and were being looked into, one found in the mail room and also one that was actually delivered to a university professor. so we've been try
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Jul 25, 2012 4:00pm EDT
from her home at gunpoint. cnn's lisa sylvester's working the story for us. what happened here, lisa? >> hi there, wolf. what we know is this all started about 7:00, 8:00 yesterday morning when a man apparently approached and went to violet ripken's house and abducted her at gunpoint. he then according to authorities spent most of the day driving around in her car throughout central maryland. and it was only until around 8:30 last night when there was a citizen in the neighboring county, in baltimore county, who saw a suspicious vehicle. he called it in to county authorities. and at that point it was that tip that eventually led to violet ripken being found this morning unharmed back near her house in aberdeen. she was however bound. authorities at this point are not clear what the motive is in all of this. they do say though that her credit cards have been used, but there was no apparent ransom that was discussed. a ransom never came up at all. we have more information now from the police chief here at aberdeen. >> he was driving her vehicle, which was a silver lincoln continental.
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Jul 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
fund. the school fund. brian todd, cnn, washington. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. utility crew us are trying to restore power in areas struck by friday night's deadly storms. close to a million people are facing another hot night in the dark. well, a lot of those outages are in the same places suffering from blistering high temperatures. 20 states issued heat warnings or advisories today and about 1,600 high temperature records have been broken around the country. >>> families are getting their first look at what remains of their homes after a deadly wildfire tore through the neighborhood of colorado springs. roads will be open for several hours allowing families to cautiously examine what's left of their houses. the area is under a red flag warning, which means there is a chance a fast-moving fire could flare up again. >>> some tense moments today after turkey scrambled jets in response to syrian helicopters that approached the border. turkey warned syria not to come close to its air space. >>> i'm sweating up in here. >> yes, he was. for
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Jul 4, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. it's cnn presents cruise to disaster. 8:00 eastern time. some exclusive new images and details. make sure you tune in. >>> top of the hour now. i'm ashleigh banfield. i'm standing in for brooke baldwin. this is one of the hottest 4th of julys on record. it is steaming out there. extreme heat paralyzing much of the midwest and all the way up to the dakotas too. the heat index racing up into the 115s. the death toll from the heat and related storms now reaching 20. the virginias, in particular, having a terrible time. in some cases police are having to hand out ice. hundreds of thousands of people who have not had power since friday since a wave of violent storms hit pretty much at their wits end. lizzie has been following this story. there's a critical problem. west virginia hit the worst and they are talking about water now. water, a serious problem for a lot of people there. >> this is something a lot of people don't think about in the first wave of coverage of a storm. you tend to hear about power loss, but you have a lot of water systems that are running on electricity. a lot of p
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Jul 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
like a war zone. to find out more on how to help, go to cnn.com/impact. they can use your help. you can find all the organizations and ways that you can help those in need. again, cnn.com/impact. can't say that enough. >>> more now on the heat wave and those power ounls. crews are working around the clock in states from virginia and ohio, maryland, new jersey, trying to get the power back on so tens of thousands of people can cool off. brian todd with the latest now. >> reporter: these are the lifesavers. power company teams scrambling to bring transform es back online. but for millions in the midwest and mid-atlantic, these crews can't work fast enough. >> i hate it. it's horrible. we can't, all our -- in case of an emergency, we can't make a call or anything. >> reporter: in the wake of devastating storms, 20 states are dealing with excessive heat warnings. temperatures over 100 degrees are scorching much of the southeastern u.s. more than a million customers still have no power and that means huge numbers are at risk. >> a heatstroke is when you start having neurological problems. co
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Jul 13, 2012 1:00pm PDT
is preparing to sit down for a one-on-one interview right here on cnn. we're going to ask him to tell us exactly when he left bain capital, why he won't release more of his tax returns. his interview with our own jim acosta coming up here in "the situation room." also, president obama barnstorms across a battleground state he desperately needs to hold. >>> and the chilling video diary recorded by a man plotting to kill his own family. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> as we await jim acosta's interview with mitt romney, there are important new developments in a search for a running mate. we're seeing reports that there is now a short list of possibilities and the biggest name on that so-called short list is the former secretary of state, condoleezza rice. let's bring in dana bash. she's working the story for us. the name has been floated out there for a while. but all of a sudden it's getting a bit more imptous. >> interesting you used the term floated. there's no question this is a trial balloon and a clever way for the romney campaign to change the sject from a whol
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Jul 2, 2012 1:00pm PDT
right now. when it comes to battleground voters, the numbers aren't so close. the brand new cnn orc polls are just in. we're breaking them down for you. standby. >>> also millions still without power, baking in record heat in washington, d.c., in the mid-atlantic, days after being clobbered by a deadly monster storm. is there any relief in sight? >>> and an american grad student fights for his life after being violently mauled by two chimps in south africa. ahead, the horrifying details of the attack. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." these numbers just coming in. let's go to the battle for the white house. a brand new cnn o.r.c. poll is just being released right now. take a look at just how tight the race is. among registered voters nationally, nationally. 49% say they are for president obama versus 46% for mitt romney. that's with a 2.5% samplining err error. despite the landmark ruling, there's been no change in the number for either candidate since the last poll that came out in may. look at this, when it comes to voters in the so-called battleground states, abou
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Jul 13, 2012 3:00pm EDT
desk to answer, just post your question at cnn.cc nrks nrn watch it for us. thank you so much, i appreciate it, i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money ? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. no nonsense. just people sense. >>> heavy rain in southeast texas is causing flooding that's trapping people in their homes and cars. downtown houston is getting pretty hammered there. three inches of rain fell in three hours, just today alone. some streets are closed by high water and causing major flooding on the major freeways there. they're under a flash flood warning and they're asking people who don't have to travel to stay put. how long are we talking about with this rain? >> the rain is almost over, the flooding is of the over. just because the rain stops doesn't mean the water is going to stop going up. the rain is uphill somewhere, it has to run down hill. maybe you got only five or ten inches not the 13 or 14 that the cypress creek caused. so that creek has to go somewhere. we will
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Jul 13, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: some gop sources tell cnn they can't imagine romney would want to reopen wounds from the bush years. last but hardly least, rice's stance on abortion. she calls herself "mildly pro-choice". >> i worry about the government being involved in, but i'm like most americans. i think abortion is a terrible thing. >> reporter: one anti-abortion group already e-mailed around this clip of romney last year saying the running mates he would consider would be anti-abortion. >> i would expect they would all be pro-life and pro-traditional marriage. >> reporter: several prominent conservative leaders tell cnn rice's abortion stance disqualifies her because there's so much distrust of romney on the issue. >> he needs to have a running mate who is without question pro-life. but rather who has a portfolio of leading out on that issue and being a voice for the unborn. >> now, it's important to note that rice herself has had multiple times including to our own piers morgan that she doesn't want the job. and her statements appear to be more airtight and a bit more genuine that others who have said
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Jul 15, 2012 4:00pm PDT
is the president. >> fares talked to cnn from his secure location in qatar. >>> the syrian capital damascus has witnessed the most intense fighting yet today according to activists. the opposition said 57 people have been killed across the country. activists also have a message for president obama. they say the time for action is now regardless of how it might impact the election. >> translator: with regard to america specifically, we would like to say to president obama that waiting for election to make a move on syria is unacceptable for syrians. it ignores the tens of thousands of syrian civilians. because of an election campaign. >> and an american pastor kidnapped in egypt apparently had no idea that where he was traveling was a very dangerous area. pastor michelle louis was abducted with a parishioner and tour guide. his son talked to randi kaye about their ordeal and how it's taken a toll on all of them especially the pastor's wife. >> it's all undecided, and i just -- she even right now seems like a dream to her. a nightmare. >>> another chapter in the global rate fixing scandal. accord
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Jul 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
know you can help out, as well. go to cnn.com/impact to figure out how to help in those areas. >>> it started out as a night of fun to watch fireworks, but quickly turned into one of panic and death. look at this, a boat with 27 people onboard capsized off of long island early this morning. the coast guard rushed to the scene pulling 24 survivors from the water. police are reporting three deaths in this situation. >>> after a grueling two-week battle, finally some good news from the colorado fire lines to tell you about. that waldo canyon fire we've been reporting so much about which blazed across nearly 18,000 acres at its height, it is now 90% contained. but not before incinerating 346 homes, 50 more were damaged, and the cost of all that destruction, $110 million. exhausted fire crews worked 16-hour shifts to get the fire under control. >>> now we want to turn to a story that you may not believe. a south florida life guard is out of a job today because he saved a life of a drowning man. his bosses say he went beyond his zone and that put the rest of the beach goers at risk.
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Jul 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
, the numbers aren't so close. let's go straight to cnn's joe johns. he's breaking the numbers for us. he's in des moines, iowa, right now. tell our viewers what we're seeing, joe. >> reporter: wolf, there's certainly a lot more to this than meets the eye. the main takeaway is mitt romney is running ahead of the president in some of the states that matter most. conservatives are still shaking their heads. >> it was really a shock. >> i'm dispinted at their position. they came to a position. >> how could one of their own on the supreme court side with liberals onto uphold the institutionalty of the democrat's health care plan. in many ways it was still a conservative decision. >> this was a conservative judicial philosophy that says the role of the courts is to be the last resort, not the first resort. we only strike something down when it's a big piece of regulation if we absolutely have to. that's still quite conservative. >> and this type of thinking shouldn't be a surprise. >> wrong piece there running, obviously. the takeaway on our poll is even though the president maintains a slight
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Jul 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
more. "cnn newsroom" with don lemon begins now. hey, don, good morning. >> new orleans, you're going to love it, love, love it, soledad. >>> condition critical, powerless and starving. west virginia this morning without basic necessities, food, water, thousands of emergency meals on their way. we're going to speak with the red cross coming up. in court, george zimmerman and the money trail all in question this morning. should trayvon martin's shooter be set free before his trial? >>> plus this -- >> i'm not going to put my job over helping someone again. i'm going to do what i thought was right. >> a life guard credited with saving a life then getting the boot, fired. six of his coworkers quitting in protest. >>> and 21 tomas lopez tells us his side of the story. >>> an ipad mini? a smaller version of the popular ipad. rumors are heating up saying it's already in production. we'll separate fact from fiction straight ahead. >>> blade runner, an amazing inspirational story, a south african athlete becoming the first amputee track star to compete in any olympic games. newsroom starts ri
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Jul 8, 2012 7:30am EDT
. don't char the meat. in the meantime until next week, you can talk to me online at cnn.com/sanjay or on twitter. now, let's get things going in cnn. >>> from the cnn headquarters in atlanta this is cnn sunday morning. extreme heat baking half of the country and more than 300,000 still without power and at least 30 dead. a cold front is on the way, but relief may come at a dangerous price. plus, a new discovery about a mystery illness. children dying from a frightening infection that kills within days. >>> and later, a mexican drug cartel busted on u.s. soil, and three tons of marijuana and $2 million in cash and you will million in cash and you will never believe what else. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good mornings, everyone, i'm randi kaye and thank you for starting the morning with us. we begin this hour with the h t heat. it has been so bad that 30 deaths across the united states are blame hed on the heat wave. we get more from melissa rainy. >> reporter: saturday brought another day of blistering heat and in some areas that is more triple temperatures
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Jul 12, 2012 6:00am PDT
martin o'malley, bob mcdonnell, and terry branstad. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >>> and good morning to you. i'm carol costello. we start with breaking news in the cnn newsroom. in just seconds, 200-page report will be posted online. it involves penn state and how it handled the child rape allegations against jerry sandusky. as you know, this scandal tarnished the legacy of a beloved football coach, damaged penn state's reputation, and left the lives of many of the victims shattered. this internal review conducted by former fbi chief louis free will be posted on the web. this report was paid for by penn state, and it is helped to be scathing. cnn is bringing you all of the angles of the story from penn state and behind. susan candiotti is in philadelphia like with sara ganim. her pulitzer prize-winning reports helped bring much of this to life. we will take you through the legal fallout from today's developments with legal analyst jeffrey toobin and paul calum. has the report been posted yet, susan? >> well, i just been emailed the
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Jul 3, 2012 11:00am EDT
springs and we expect to hear from them this afternoon. stay with cnn for more on the fires the rest of the day. >>> nearly 1.4 million people are still without power right now, and as the temps continue to rise, thousands of people across the country are enduring a fourth day without air conditioning. the power outages happened after that storm blasted through the east coast and midwest over the weekend and the outages are now scattered across 11 states and washington, we're talking indiana, ohio, west virginia, pennsylvania, maryland, virginia, delaware, kentucky, north carolina, new jersey and also illinois. all of these places without power and here's the most frustrating factors. the power companies are refusing to say when power will be restored. >>> here's a pretty incredible example of just how hot it's been. take a look at wisconsin. highway 29 in chippewa county. the pavement buckled because of the heat so an suv was headed down the road, hit the ramp, and it was sent airborne. we're told that everyone is okay and that the roadway has been repaved and is back open. >>> of a
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Jul 3, 2012 10:00am PDT
-- www.vitac.com >>> i'm suzanne malveaux, this hour on "cnn newsroom" we're focusing on the death of an icon. the tens of thousands of people still left in the dark in the northeast. and a new political poll that shows president obama holding just a three-point lead over mitt romney. want to get right to it. >>> first, actor andy griffith has died. we all remember iconic show theme and his folksy manner made him a star in the 1960s. as sheriff andy taylor on "the andy griffith show." set in the fictional town of mayberry. griffith played a single bad who kept the peace and doled out advice in a country town. in the 1980s he found fame again in the courtroom drama "matlock." he was a member of the tv and christian music hall of fame. want to bring in our own larry king who joins us by phone who knows mr. griffith well. you interviewed him several times. give us your impressions, your sense of who he was. >> well, suzanne, he was an incredible person. not only as a talent but as a friend and as an individual. he was always kind and sweet and he was an underrated performer in my opin
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Jul 11, 2012 10:00am PDT
's top fashion designers the rest of the week on cnn. look for alina's special back stage pass from paris this saturday, july 14th, at 2:30 eastern. >>> this hour in the cnn newsroom we are focusing on the congressional vote on the affordable health care act also known as obama health care. we'll take you to a city where the mayor is cutting workers pay to minimum wage. if you're missing some channels on your directv don't worry. cnn is working of course but we want to talk about that as well. we'll get right down to it. we're hearing that it could get a statement today on the health of congressman jesse jackson jr. of illinois. one of his top aids says that jackson's condition is not life threatening. last week jackson's office issued a statement saying he is struggling with physical and emotional problems that will require extensive medical treatment. the 47-year-old took a medical leave of absence last month which his office attributed to exhaustion. he has been under growing pressure to explain his disappearance from capitol hill. we'll have more details and a live report from chicago
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Jul 6, 2012 1:00pm PDT
story. our own dan lothian and dana bash, they are both standing by live. but first cnn's poppy harlow breaks down the numbers. >> hi there, wolf. i think the headline for this jobs report is disappointing. only 80,000 jobs created in the month of june. unemployment stays at 8.2%. we need to be creating somewhere between 300,000 and 400,000 jobs a month pretty consistently to bring that rate down. issues here 12.7 million americans still unemployed in this country. 5.4 million of them have been out of work for six months or longer. the longer you're out of work, the longer it takes you to find a job. that is a problem. also very key here. 2.5 million people are not counted in this unemployment rate at all. they can work, but they have stopped looking for work. so they're not counted in the unemployment rate. so it's actually higher than 8.2%. also very key here is minorities. we have to look at what has happened to african-americans. their unemployment rate has gone up for the month of may. it's now nearly 14.5%. it is pretty much double unemployment for whites, hispanics, 11% unemploy
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Jul 3, 2012 1:00pm EDT
then they fired two real bullets. an autopsy report obtained by cnn shows them entering the side of his arm, indicating chamberlain was not facing the officers or had turned away. >> so the story that the police put out that he was an ax wielding black man trying to hurt a police officer is what it is, a flat-out lie. >> reporter: chamberlain's lawyers acknowledge he did throw out a silver object. >> at that moment, a bolt cutter comes from the police officers and removes the object. so from that point forward, there's absolutely no evidence that at any time mr. chamberlain had a weapon in his hands. >> reporter: there is no way to know. the taser video suddenly cuts off before the shots are fired. so you must have thought it is ironic in sort of the terrible way that someone summoned to your father's door to help save his life, if he had been having some kind of heart emergency -- >> yes. >> reporter: -- ended up shooting him. >> yes. and they took his life. unnecessarily. they didn't have to. >> reporter: chamberlain's niece wants to know why police couldn't defuse the confrontation and w
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Jul 12, 2012 1:00pm PDT
to helping to build greater awareness of the societal issue of child abuse. >> cnn's susan candiotti is joining us now. louis freeh led this study. it was very, very bitter and damming. >> reporter: it was, wolf. right out of the gate, louis freeh made it clear that children were victimized because four top penn state officials did nothing to stop jerry sandusky. and named names including a man's name synonymous with penn state university, the late coach joe paterno. from the moment jerry sandusky was marched before the public branded a predatory pedophile, a troubling question lingered, what did those at penn state university do to stop him? now the public has an answer. >> our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of sandusky's child victims by the most senior leaders at penn state. >> reporter: louis freeh, hired by the university to investigate its role in the jerry sandusky scandal delivered a scathing 267-page report. 430 interviews, 3.5 million pieces of evidence adding up to one major finding about what they did with evidence of
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Jul 16, 2012 1:00pm PDT
. >> well, first of all we've complied with the law. >> what mitt romney made clear to cnn last friday is he will only make public his tax return. >> those are the two years that people are going to have. >> -- did not sit well with conservatives on the sunday show. >> he should release the tax returns tomorrow. it's crazy. take the hit for a day or two. >> the costs of not releasing the returns are clear. therefore he wants to calculate there are higher costs. >> standing firm, romney told fox there's some precedent on his side. >> john mccain ran for president and released two years of tax returns. john kerry ran for president. his wife who has hundreds of millions of dollars never released her tax returns. somehow this wasn't an issue. >> but the republican complaints are music to the ears for the obama campaign, which fired off this tv ad, featuring romney singing "america the beautiful" to some of his foreign investments. >> the romney campaign cued up the own music video. the president belting out a love song to companies that got energy loans in exchange for campaign contributions. ro
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Jul 28, 2012 5:00am PDT
moos, cnn, new york. >>> thanks for starting your morning with us. we have much more ahead here on cnn saturday morning. >> from world headquarters in atlanta this is cnn saturday morning. >> it is humiliating shambles, isn't it? >> i cannot disagree with you. >> an embarrassing scandal for the london games, how the firm tasked with protecting the olympics failed and what new dangers may be lurking. this morning we put olympic security in focus. later, new details on the aurora shooting suspect. we'll tell you what cnn has learned about his mental state before the shooting. as chick-fil-a tries to spread its wings some cities want to clip them. we'll talk to one politician that says not in my town. >>> good morning, everyone. i am randi kaye. 8:00 on the east coast, 5 a.m. on the west. thanks for waking up with us. just hours after the opening ceremony a chinese woman has won the first gold medal in the london olympics. she competed in the 10 meter air rifle competition and to recap the highlights queen elizabeth officially opened the 2012 games with an epic journey through the u.k. hi
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Jul 4, 2012 3:00pm EDT
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Jul 11, 2012 1:00pm EDT
today. >> cnn political analyst rolen martin in houston where romney spoke. good to see you. >> like wise. >> tell us what you think romney thinks he'll accomplish here when you take a look at the polls and they say what about 5% african-americans support romney compared to 87% for president obama. >> well, first of all i think if you go back to a couple things, obvious obviously senator obama got the percent of the vote in 2008. in 1998 speaker gingrich was the leader of the house he was perceived as far too antagonist tick when it came to minorities and that was not appealing to suburban white women. then governor george w. bush ran in 2000 with compassionate conservativism and that was a lot more appealing to those constituents. so really what mitt romney is doing is not necessarily to get significant numbers of black votes but to say to independent voters out there, i am reaching out. i'm not simply trying to be only looking at one ethnic group when it comes to the gop. i think that's really what the intention is to say i'm open, have open arms to reach out to many other people.
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Jul 12, 2012 9:00am EDT
later in the next couple of hours on cnn. thanks so much. >> thanks again, carol. >> thank you, tj. >>> just moments ago, we got this new statement from louis freeh. of course, he is the guy in charge of this internal investigation into penn state and what officials knew or didn't about jerry sandusky. quote, our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of sandusky's child victims by the most senior leaders at penn state. the most powerful men at penn state failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who sandusky victimized. that's a pretty damning statement. also awaiting details in philadelphia, attorneys for sandusky's victims. including tom klein, who represents victim number five. victim number five was 11 years old when he met sandusky through the second mile charity. he told jurors about one visit to the penn state campus with sandusky. and victim number five said they were in the sauna when sandusky exposed himself. attorney tom klein is here now. welcome, tom. >> good morning. >> you just heard me read that lat
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Jul 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
for watching. let's go to carol costello, "cnn newsroom" begins right now. >>> happening right now in the newsroom, sweltering heat. nearly 2 million people still don't have power and 16 states are under heat advisories or warnings. when will things start to cool down and when will the power come back on? plus, cover-up. cnn has seen e-mails from top brass to suggest a cover-up on jerry sandusky's child rape accusations. one from the university's president says dealing with the sex abuse within the school was, quote, humane. it's a cnn exclusive. plus -- return to power. the political party that ruled mexico for 70 years is back. you're looking at mexico's projected new president, pena nieto. on his agenda reduce the violence from drug cartels that seem to rule the country, but can he do it? >>> a rematch is on or is it? this photo finish was too close to call so these two runners are duking it out tonight fighting for that olympic dream but now reports suggest one of them might not run. "newsroom" begins right now. >>> and good morning to you. i'm carol costello. thank you so much
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Jul 11, 2012 1:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: wolf, naacp leaders told cnn they praised mitt romney for showing what they called courage in coming to this convention today. but safe to say mitt romney did not hide his positions on issues that are dear to the civil rights group. and members of the naacp did not hide their feelings about mitt romney. >> honorable mitt romney this morning is our speaker. [ applause ] >> reporter: at first the applause for mitt romney at the naacp was polite. but that did not last long. when the gop contender pledged to get the national debt under control in part by repealing the president's health care law, the crowd let him have it. >> and so to do that i'm going to eliminate every non-essential expensive program i can find. that includes obama care. and i'm going to work to reform and save -- >> reporter: the boos lasted 15 seconds. the most sustained negative response romney has received in this campaign. the chair of the naacp's national board said members objected to romney's use of the term obama care, a buzz word coined by the critics. >> that was a loaded statement. and the crowd
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Jul 11, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. and a church school forcing little kids to beg for money. cnn's cameras are there. great shot. how did the nba become the hottest league on the planet? by building on the cisco intelligent network they're able to serve up live video, and instant replays, creating fans from berlin to beijing. what can we help you build? nice shot kid. the nba around the world built by the only company that could. cisco. energy is being produced to power our lives. while energy development comes with some risk, north america's natural gas producers are committed to safely and responsibly providing generations of cleaner-burning energy for our country, drilling thousands of feet below fresh water sources within self-contained well systems. and, using state-of-the-art monitoring technologies, rigorous practices help ensure our operations are safe and clean for our communities and the environment. we're america's natural gas. test test test o >>> let's get to jack cafferty. he's got the cafferty file. jack. >> wolf, as the democrats and republicans get ready to host their national conventions in the next few weeks
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Jul 23, 2012 4:00pm EDT
was an absolute shock for survivors of the attack and victims' relatives who were in the courtroom. cnn's kyung lah spoke with them today. >> reporter: now the hair is getting a lot of tangs. that's the thing that first struck them. what one survivor told us is something he will not forget now is the expression on this man's face. >> you're going to get a close-up shot of the 24-year-old shooting spree suspect. >> the first look for corbin. he sat in the second row as the shooting began, coming within feet of the mass killer. >> you finally take off the mask. and you see who this person really is, it's like a shock. >> can you reconcile this image with the man inside the theater? >> i did not expect that at all. it was shocking. first thing, he was covered in black. the visual coming into my mind was somebody who was -- i would say somebody very buff. somebody who works out. somebody who probably has a history of knowing weapons inside and out. >> james holmes hair grabbed attention for most people. but dade couldn't get past the expression on his face. >> he had no right to come into court loo
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Jul 7, 2012 4:30pm EDT
's keep the conversation going on twitter at sanjay gupta cnn. time now for a check of your top stories from the cnn newsroom. >>> hello frp everyone. i'm don lemon in the cnn newsroom. something is killing children, dozens of them. some kind of bug, some kind of illness, and doctors are scrambling to find out what it exactly is. so far it's killed more than 60, all of them in cambodia, and as it stands right now there's nothing to stop it. >> it is very difficult to assess how dangerous and how rapidly spreading it will be if we don't know what we are dealing with. >> we have a crew in cambodia full of details in one minute for you here on cnn. a free election four decades overdue. the first real live democratic exercise in libya since the moammar gadhafi era. nearly 3 million libyans picked parliament members today waiting in long lines to vote at polling stations all across the country. we've heard a few disruptions but overall international election observers are pleased. >> in the rest of the country things have been going smoothly. reports from the east where it's been more diffic
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Jul 4, 2012 8:00am PDT
, offer ends soon. >>> a relatively new kind of attack has shaken the homeland security department. cnn intelligence correspondent suzanne kelly is live in wachlt suzanne put in perspective how intense is this threatsome. >> those numbers are up sharply, kyra. remember, this is the number of reported attacks against companies that control things like the power grid, water filtration plants, even nuclear facility. the cyber division reports that reported attacks up significantly since 2009. take a look at numbers. in 2009 there were nine attacks that were reported to dhs. in 2010 4rks 1 reported attacks and just last year the numbers soared as you said, kyra, 198 reports. that doesn't say that every attack was successful. in some case it was determined there was no real threat but there was 17 cases last year where the specially trained teams within dhs known as industrial control systems cyber emergency response teams were deployed to physical locations to investigate these. again, this is what we're talking about. they included the energy sector, those who hasds access to the nuclear f
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Jul 4, 2012 11:00am EDT
gupta, cnn, reporting. >> for more on this, watch dr. sanjay gupta on saturday and sunday. you hear stories like that and you wonder how we can let guys like that become homeless. well, it's happening but we do have some positive news. the labor department is award 20g million in grants now to help more than 11,000 former service members land a job and get off the streets. the money's actually going out to various state and local agencies and organizations to fund job training and support various programs. or simply choose another. and it's free. ya know, for whoever you are that day. it's just another way you'll be traveling at the speed of hertz. [ male announcer ] we believe small things can make a big difference. like how a little oil from here can be such a big thing in an old friend's life. purina one discovered that by blending enhanced botanical oils into our food, we can help brighten an old dog's mind so he's up to his old tricks. with this kind of thinking going into our food, imagine all the goodness that can come out of it. just one way we're making the world a better p
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Jul 16, 2012 12:00pm PDT
by 2013. others haven't responded to the letter. susan candiotti, cnn, new york. >>> false, dishonest. mitt romney stopping just short of calling president barack obama a liar. the republican is spending his day fund raising in the south. he is fighting mad after the president refused to apologize for attacks on his former company, bain capital. mr. obama's deputy campaign manger says he committed a felony. >> i think when people accuse you of a crime, you have every reason to go after them pretty hard. i'm going to continue going after him. one after the other of their attacks have been shown to be dishonest and false. a campaign based on falsehood and dishonesty does not have long legs. >> i want to bring in our national political economist. we have seen this getting pretty ugly. does this resonate with voters when they hear the back and forth? >> i don't know. i talked to a few voters out there on the campaign trail. every one of them will tell you they hate this stuff. then every expert will say this works. there's a reason why the campaigns are going back and forth and there's a
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Jul 11, 2012 3:00pm EDT
and at times a very reaction to what he had to say. >> i want to bring up a tweet we saw from cnn contributor. he is a former speech writer for george w. bush. i would wonder whether the romney campaign wanted to be booed at the naacp. that whole line, could he maybe been aiming at his own base with that one? >> i asked the romney campaign that very question when we had a chance to talk with them. they did not respond to that question but were peppered with so many questions i think they were having trouble answering all of them. they didn't have time to answer all of them. i will say that mitt romney did get a lot of conservative props on twitter and social media for coming to this group and sticking to his principles and policy positions. he did not tailor his speech. he said he would repeal the president's signature legislative achievement, that is the health care law and tipped off a number of other iemts. and so even the leadership of the naacp that i talked to after this event were saying mitt romney showed a lot of courage in coming here today. >> speaking of props you eluded to this.
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Jul 15, 2012 1:00am EDT
chatter. and vacation or die. or both? on cnn saturday night. you know this well. the great recession hit wall street and then main street and now it's landing at the steps of city hall. this time public safety, your safety and my safety may take the hit. cuts in city service up for debate in cities large and small from camden to detroit to sacramento. cuts in fire and police protection, is it making all of us less safe. a good place to look for answers is in scranton where police saw their salaries cut to minimum wage. earlier i spoke with the scranton firefighter who described what he and his colleagues are going through. >> i'm a very proud parent. i'm proud to be a firefighter, but also i am more proud to be a parent and be able to provide for my family. i am concerned that if this maintains, i won't be able to do that. it's very stressful right now. without w that being said, i am fortunate to have a job in this economy, but i need to pay the bills. >> that was bob who is a police officer in scranton. this new rule means he is getting 7:25 an hour. thank you very much for joining us
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Jul 2, 2012 3:00pm EDT
remarkable. there was video that came in to cnn that really stopped us all in our tracks. we want to warn you about this. it's so graphic. it details a little girl. i want you to watch. have a look. >> reporter: the pictures are painful to watch. surrounded by corpses, one distraught man holds up the limp bloody body of a dead young girl. this is a new massacre by assad, he shouts. this is a new massacre by the countries that have conspired against our people. also more bodies wrapped up. evidence of another horrific slaughter that's taken place in syria. syrian expatriots call it the proregime attacks escalated thursday. we've been unable to confirm what exactly happened but the attacks left more than 50 people dead. one amateur video shows a helicopter firing on the area. the state run syrian news agency says dozens of terrorist elements were killed in clashes as security forces continued to track down and arrest them. it said the forces discovered prisons where kidnapped people were tortured and killed. thursday, two blasts rocked damascus, one in the heart of city. reports of more explosi
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Jul 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
states anyway? here to discuss democratic strategist and cnn contributor and the presidential campaign adviser who served for rick perry and newt gingrich. good morning to both of you. >> good morning, carol. good to be here. >> good morning. >> good morning, carol. >> good morning. i want to start with you because you worked a lot on newt gingrich's campaign and his campaign was more of a national campaign. it didn't exactly -- i mean, he didn't exactly get support by traveling state to state but more he got support on a national level by appearing on television. is that fair? >> it is fair and i think marie and i will agree on most of this segment. these people running for the highest office in the land, exposure is important being in local communities and one thing i watched extremely successful when president obama came through south carolina campaigning against hillary clinton was he talked to the daily newspapers, the local outlets, and that really does a tremendous job in getting your message out. it's fair to say it's important to be in these battleground states. it's important
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Jul 9, 2012 1:00pm PDT
in cnn orc polls has polled well on how wealthier americans pay more money. but it also has trouble getting through congress. president obama backed the same idea in 2010. he tried but ultimately ended up signing a two-year extension for all across the board tax cuts from the bush era tax cuts. and wolf, i will say republicans now seizing on this. white house speaker john boehner saying this is just president obama trying to distract from the poor job numbers that we saw out on friday. >> what would happen -- i know you've been checking with your sources over there, brianna, if the house of representatives, which has a lopsided republican majority and the senate, which has a narrow democratic majority, but they're half a dozen democrats who may vote with republicans on this one. let's say they pass legislation to extend the bush tax cuts for another year for everyone. middle class as well as wealthy, would the president of the united states veto that legislation? >> white house press secretary jay carney said today he would veto that, wolf. and it is a very good question since it's
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Jul 10, 2012 1:00pm PDT
president obama deliver? go to cnn.com/caffertyfile. post a comment on my blog. or go to our post on "the situation room" facebook page. wolf. >>> jack, thank you. the men behind one of the most memorable slogans in u.s. political history, they are here in "the situation room" today. they've just changed "it's the economy stupid" to something new. standby for that. >>> and later, why an egyptian couple, get this, they packed their baby in the luggage literally. >>> and right now congress is asking questions about an alleged cover-up. we're getting exclusive look at the filthy horrifying conditions inside a hospital supported by millions, millions of your tax dollars. [ manager 1 ] out here in the winds, i have to know the weather patterns. i upgraded to the new sprint direct connect. so i can get three times the coverage. [ chirp ] [ manager 2 ] it's like working in a giant sandbox with all these huge toys. and with the fastest push-to-talk... i can keep track of them all. [ chirp ] [ chirp ] [ male announcer ] upgrade to the new "done." with access to the fastest push-to-talk and three t
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Jul 4, 2012 1:00pm PDT
, take a look at it. >> reporter: but finally he gave cnn the news. >> the supreme court is the final word, right? the highest court in the land? they said it was a tax, didn't they? so it's a tax. that's what they say it is. >> reporter: the main reason the already cautious romney was especially careful here is because the gop message on the mandate is already muddled. earlier this week a top romney advisor said the candidate did not think the insurance mandate is a tax but rather a penalty. what democrats call it. >> the governor believes what we put in place in massachusetts was a penalty. and he disagrees with the court's ruling that the mandate was a tax. >> reporter: that enfuruated republicans in washington for imposing what they call the biggest tax in american history. democrats here shadowing romney's event didn't miss a beat. >> i think people see the president as being a strong leader standing up for his principles and moving forward. we'll let mitt romney argue with himself. >> reporter: romney's news came during a brief bit of independence day action in an otherwise quie
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